Timothy C. Hain, MD • Content last updated: May 6, 2015
Occasionally we encounter persons who have vertigo at the same month, year after year. These we term "seasonal vertigo".
The main possibilities are:
Often there is an attempt to start treatment a month prior to anticipated onset of symptoms. When we are not sure, we generally start with allergy medications, and if this fails, in the next year, use a migraine medication such as verapamil.
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